After last gracing our shores in 2013, Surfer Blood return to Europe this Autumn in support of brand new record 1000 Palms. The band can be seen on the following dates.
19th Sep – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
20th Sep – Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Holland
21th Sep – Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
22nd Sep – Espace B, Paris, France
24th Sep – Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK
25th Sep – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
27th Sep – The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
28th Sep – Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
30th Sep – Tufnell Park Dome, London, UK
1st Oct – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
2nd Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
3rd Oct – Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK
4th Oct – Thekla, Bristol, UK
5th Oct – The Hope, Brighton, UK
To coincide with news of Surfer Blood’s live return, the band have released the video for new album cut ‘Island’. Directed by Afflux Studios, the clip serves as a glimpse into a summer that we’re still holding out for.
Watch ‘Island’ Here:
About 1000 Palms
The story of 1000 Palms began on January 1st 2014, after playing a New Year’s show in Portland, OR, the band decided to stick around for the rest of the month, renting a practice space and sorting through a backlog of ideas. By February, as their lease ran out, Surfer Blood had recorded demos for most of the tracks that now feature on their third LP.
After a frustrating time at previous home Warner Brothers, the quartet were beyond ready to return to a more DIY recording process, completely void of the middlemen scrutinizing every bar of previous LP Pythons. With the band self-recording it was in the glamourous setting of an attic studio above a doctor’s office where drums were committed to tape. Of the work, frontman John Paul Pitts states “fortunately none of us are strangers to DIY recording, so this seemed like the kind of challenge well-suited to our band”.
The making of 1000 Palms also owes a lot to the kindness of friends and family, with the remaining instrument sessions taking place at the home of drummer Tyler Schwarz’s parents while they were on vacation. Following a few days of very little sleep and after the band pooled resources and called in favours, the band had managed to craft everything you now hear on the upcoming record.